Minolta AF 300mm F4 HS APO G A-mount lens review by DaveK

reviewer#2461 date: Jun-20-2007
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:Minolta HS 200 G APO f/2.8
Minolta HS 80-200 Apo f/2.8
Sigma 400mm APO f/5.6
price paid:950 Euro
positive:- handheld very well possible on A100
- pinsharp (even wide open)
- light, compared to other G 300 mm's
- Bokeh
- Colours
- Paint (doesn't come off)
negative:- price
comment:I love this lens! Paid a fortune for it, but everything about it I like a lot! look for my wildlife pictures at:

I use the 200mm f/2.8 APO G more, because of it's weight, but this one goes with me, when I need the distance...

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 36
  • sharpness: 4.85
  • color: 4.86
  • build: 4.75
  • distortion: 4.83
  • flare control: 4.78
  • overall: 4.81
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